I wore my Yax Trax for the first time the other day, for my trail run. The conditions were single track trail, mostly frozen surfaces. This meant the mud was mainly frozen, and I wasn’t getting my feet wet when I broke through ice. The trails also were snow and leaf covered.
The Yax Trax really were not working for me in these conditions. I kept getting big gobs of snow stuck under my arch on the left foot, kind of like mud building up on the shoes. I had to keep stopping to scrape it off. I also got brances stuck under the Yax Trax.
I will have to say the screwed shoes would be a better choice than the YT in these condtions. Maybe the YT would be better on icy roads, or snow covered roads, than trails. Anyone have an opinion?